We are at the end ofand Samsung has decided to release its new flagship consisting of S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, with an unpacked event during the same busy week; they start at $ 800 (£ 769). The launch, which comes about a month earlier than usual, includes and .
The new Galaxy S21 is all-metal and has tougher glass for better durability, with a screen that supports adaptive refresh between 48 and 120 Hz and improved protection from blue light. And of course, there are three better cameras and new AI photo processing hardware. Better bokeh! Specific mode for pets! It adds multi-shot processing and skin-optimized white balance to your selfie options.
For video, you can download 8K photos from videos and take photos and videos at the same time, plus the best shooting mode. It also adds a multi-camera view for video, with quick switching between them – that sounds very cool.
The phone has an updated processor for faster processing, also with updated security hardware. Samsung is working with Unity, a maker of game developer tools, to optimize games.
Here is our full coverage of the event:
Galaxy S21 Ultra has a better processor, display and cameras compared to its younger siblings. It has a new 108-megapixel image sensor that gives it extra pixels to connect to make better images in low light. “Nona-binning!” “Space zoom!” This is a new algorithm that takes advantage of the new folded lens to provide better zoom between wide-angle and telephoto and a lock function to reduce camera shake.
Samsung has improved compatibility with third-party services. It now uses Android messaging instead of redirecting through its own messaging system, for example. There is more support for the Google API for Android, such as Android Auto, in the SmartThings app.
Ultra is available in black … phantom black. The new display requires lower power and switches between 10 and 120 Hz on the go to save battery, but is brighter with a wider range. Theis new, with Bluetooth action, and the new S Pen was created in collaboration with Wacom.
Samsung offers its Internet of Things technology on the Galaxy SmartTag and SmartTag Plus (with ultra-wideband wireless connection), small portable tracking devices for anything (or anyone) you can put it on with the SmartThings Find app on your phone .
However, these are not just phones. The company also debuted its Galaxy Buds Pro, with improved sound – they add a little bass for better bass. They have motion sensors and Dolby audio for 360 surround, as well as active noise reduction. And they look completely different.
The microphone has also been improved to be more directional and has a tighter fit with tweaks to minimize wind noise. The Galaxy Buds Pro costs $ 200 in the US and an astonishingly more expensive £ 219 in the UK.